While most CERN alumni remain in research, stories from those who choose other professional avenues demonstrate the high value placed by employers on skills acquired in high-energy physics.
Experimental particle physicist George Trilling was an exemplary leader, who helped organise the US participation in the LHC.
Among many achievements, Alexahin played a critical role in the luminosity increases at the Tevatron.
The 1984 Nobel laureate was recognised for the promotion of sustainable nuclear energy use and natural-gas pyrolysis.
Steven Weinberg, one of the architects of the Standard Model, is awarded $3M Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
A former CERN director, Horst Wenninger made significant contributions in getting the LHC approved.
“Gas and glue” man Paul Murphy was a long-time leader in particle physics at the University of Manchester.
John Thompson was a senior physicist at the UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).
An inspiring mentor and teacher, Zolotorev was a pioneer of experimental studies of atomic parity violation.
Ulrich Becker created instruments that led to major contributions to particle physics, including the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J/Ψ particle.